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Narrow-leaf Goldenbush

Ericameria linearifolia

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RANGE: Upland Sonoran Desert in the northwest portions of Arizona, but more characterisitc of Mojave Desert and lower chaparral.

FRUIT: Single-seeded fruits are flattened, are covered with silky pubescence, and are topped with a pappus of fine white bristles.

LEAVES: Linear leaves are sometimes slightly enlarged towards tip.

SHRUB: Woody plants are typically a meter in height.

FLOWERS: Bright yellow rays are numerous and narrow.  Yellow disc flowers are also present.  Blooming late summer and fall.


Photo from Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas, Nevada, taken April 2005 by Wikipedia User:Stan Shebs

Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family

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